Study Tour to Abu Dhabi

Join us to Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE, the riches of the emirates & one of the fastest developing tourist and retail destinations in the world.

When: 18-22th March 2018
Sign up now – Last day of registration October 30th

We promise an interesting program filled by meetings & presentations by local retail, marketing and property experts. Study visits to leading shopping centers and new development projects. A more detailed program will be published continuously. Among famous projects being completed at the moment are: The Louvre Abu Dhabi, opening in November’17, Warner Bros Theme Park opening during ’18, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque shopping mall – one of the world’s largest mosques with room for 40 000 people – probably the first mosque with a shopping mall development connected under the floor!

During our visit, we will learn more about how can there be such a large difference between two markets – Dubai & Abu Dhabi, only one hour apart and how a country with only 1,3 million inhabitants develops on a grand scale. A place where retail development is driven by franchise agreements & free rents and where land comes at no cost for the developer. Our visit will combine study visits with presentations and insights from local experts in the market.

Monday 19 March
09.30 Arrival at hotel, check-in & coffee
10.30 Introduction to Abu Dhabi: Conference room at the hotel
A special retail climate – Karen Klath, Marketing Director Aswaq
Market presentation Abu Dhabi –Senior Analyst, JLL UAE
Leasing structures in a different market – Senior Leasing Director (tbc)
Presentation by a local retailer (tbc.)
Lunch Visit to Yas Mall (short walk from the hotel)
Visit & presentation of Masdar City – The Worlds first zero-carbon city (a dream or a reality?)
19.00 Dinner at Yas Marina (short walk or taxi from the hotel)

Tuesday 20 March
09.30 Abu Dhabi Mall – Guided tour by Karen Klath, Aswaq
11.00 Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Shopping Center development – Guided tour
12.30 Lunch & viewing of Mushrif Mall 14.00 TBD 15.30 – 20.00 Free program: Visit to “Open Yas” at Yas Marina Formula One Circuit, Ferrari World or Water World
20.00 Dinner

Wednesday 21 March
10.00 REEM, viewing & presentation of a new 250 000 mall construction (TBC)
11.30 World Trade Center, presentation of development designed by Norman Foster
12.30 Lunch & possibility for shopping
14.00 Visit to “The Avenue”, high end mall with presentation on brand loyalty & 3* customer VIP treatment
15.00 Afternoon Tea at Observation Deck 300 Jumeirah Ethiad Towers
Free evening program

•    Return flight with Air Baltic from Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo or Stockholm via Riga
•    All currently known taxes
•    Airport transfer to/from the hotel
•    Three nights, single room, at Centro Yas Rotana 3*
•    Breakfast
•    Two dinners incl. beverages
•    One lunch
•    Afternoon tea at The Jumeirah Etihad Towers
•    Study visits incl bus transfer, 2 days
•    Entrance to private beach

Price members: 17 900 SEK
Price non-members: 20 900 SEK

Seats are limited to 40 people. NCSC members have the priority in case of the tour being over subscribed. Registration is binding but can be transferred to a different person.

The trip may be extended, please notify us if you wish to be contacted by our travel agent CWT Meetings & Events.

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